The Dallas Cowboys defense allowed three touchdowns and 515 total yards of offense Thursday. But per the Dallas Morning News, one play stuck out to Chargers receiver Keenan Allen on his 11-catch, 172-yard day. Allen caught a pass from Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers at the 31-yard line before juking Cowboys defenders en route to the end zone for a 42-yard score.
"Once you cross the line in touchdown it's 'phew, I made it,'" Allen said of his emotions on the play. "They (my teammates) wanted me to run to the pylon but I told them I'm not that fast. So I got to cut back like three, four times to get in the end zone."
Allen said he saw a mix of man coverage and Cover 2 from the Cowboys defense. A reporter asked why a defense would play the inside zone after Allen exploited it Sunday against the Bills for 12 catches, 159 yards and two touchdowns.
"Short week," Allen laughed. "They might not have been able to watch tape, man."
And how did that work for the Cowboys?
"We whupped that ass," Allen said.
Safety Jeff Heath described the defense's performance Thursday as upsetting.
"We're all upset," he said. "The organization's upset. Our fans are upset. But you've just got to take it for what it is."